Northam is 100 km from Perth City. If you decide to come and stay in Northam overnight please keep in mind that there are occasions when your balloon flight may be cancelled on site early the next morning due to weather. We will assist with weather forecasting where possible, but it is difficult to be accurate too far in advance. Our best weather information is available on the day prior to the flight. Much depends upon micro-meteorology in the Avon Valley, where conditions are vastly different to Perth and can be changeable even at first light on the morning of the flight. Please note that a decision to cancel balloon operations will not be influenced by accommodation commitments. If we know in advance that the weather for ballooning in the Northam area for the next day will not be suitable then our staff will call all of our passengers by 1.00PM the day prior to the flight.
The accommodation venues listed are those with which we have an arrangement to provide a special rate for balloon passengers, and have a good understanding of balloon operations, weather cancellations etc. Windward Balloon Adventures makes no representation about the quality of the accommodation listed below nor the quality of service offered by them.
Please confirm check in & check out times as well as cancellation policies with the venue when you book your accommodation. Some venues require check-out when you leave for your balloon flight.
Circa 1893 Restored House on the banks of the Avon River and a short stroll to town amenities. 4 x Double rooms all with ensuites, R/C Aircon, TV, BBQ facilities avail. Approx 4 km drive to airfield
Ph (08) 9622 5647 Mob: 0418 940 998
Circa 1907 Heritage Listed Hotel on quiet street in Northam. Newly renovated ensuite & non-ensuite hotel rooms, self contained 1 B/R apartments in tranquil surrounds are also available. Hotel facilities include Tapas Restaurant, Ladies Bar, Wine Garden and Function Centre. Approx 5 km drive to Airfield.
Ensuite accommodation in highset Queenslander-style home. Great views over town and surrounding farmland. Q-size rooms, R/C aircon, TV and DVD, Guest kitchenette. Undercover parking. Checkout after balloon flight available depending on time of season and meeting time.
Self-contained adult accommodation in a choice of two cottages on historic 1834 settled Spring Hill Estate. Pencader Cottage 2 x Queen B/R, or Kates Cottage 1 x Queen B/R. Approx 15 km drive to Airfield.
MURESK INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE
Scenic 4000 acre property with various self contained guest houses and cottages. The historic homestead houses a federation style dining room and catering service. Approx 16 km drive to Airfield.
BLACK WATTLE RETREAT 4.5 STARS
Located on 89 acres of bushland setting with stunning valley views and bordered by the Julimar State Forest. (Please note the driving time from Black Wattle Retreat to the Northam Airfield takes a minimum of 45 mins). Driving Directions from Black Wattle to the Northam Airfield
Unique bush hideaway, set amongst 25 acres of natural bushland, wildflowers, bird life, emus and kangaroos. Facilities: Chalets with log fires and airconditioning, Large open powered and unpowered Caravan and Camping Sites, Modern, clean amenities, Rec Room, On-Site Vans, Free Wood & Gas BBQ’s, Playground, Kiosk. Approx 30 min drive to Airfield.
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